For those that haven't seen yet, the Photographers Formulary is offering a couple classes taught by our own Denise Ross this summer. The first one is -
"Hancrafted Silver Gelatin Paper" will be from June 13-18, 2010. Cost is $ 725.00.
The focus of the class is "making artisan black & white silver gelatin paper" and Denise will show you how to turn your own home workspace into an emulsion making 'lab'. Of one of Denise's glass emulsion well kit is included with the course.
I've held Denise's hand made silver gelatin paper and they are of such high quality the you would be surprised that someone made it by hand!
Here's a link to the Formulary's web site that has the full class discription:
The second class Denise is giving is -
"Beginning Dry Plate Photography" from Aug. 29 - Sept. 3, 2010, Cost is $725.00.
Denise will show everything you need to know to get started photographing with handcrafted silver gelatin negatives, both glass plate and film-based.
You will learn to make two basic emulsions, plus the vocabulary and techniques to craft custom emulsions. In addition, you will learn about glass snapping and finishing, subbed film, cameras and plate holders, and exposure and processing. This is a very hands-on class, pulling many skills together.
Here's a link for the page listing more info on the Dry Plate class:
In the spirit of disclosure, I have agreed to be the lab assistant for at least one of Denise's classes.